Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Borboleta #11 - Developing the Painting

I decided today to develop the interesting red plant and the butterfly simultaneously. Moving back and forth between the two. The challenge is to maintain a glass-like effect in the wings. The masking fluid was effective in allowing consistency in the background washes, and very little, if anything still seems to be needed in that area. Of course, that may change as the painting continues to develop and I may decide to add some veining to the leaf on the left, careful not to add too much detail and bring it forward in the painting.

As interesting as the butterfly is, the red plant is equally interesting and I will need to keep them connected so they don't compete for the center of interest, but are viewed as a visual unity.

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